City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara. Frank O'Hara, Brad Gooch.

City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara

ISBN: 9780394571188
New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. "City Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara" must be regarded as an absolutely seminal resource to all those interested in O'Hara and his inimitable contribution to American poetry. As this tome recounts, O'Hara was at the forefront of the now-canonized New York art & poetry scene of the 1950s & 60s. He was a vibrant, daily presence whose company and genius was cherished by almost everyone who knew him. Gooch tells of how O'Hara and his closest friends rose from obscurity, how their brazen opinions and Whitmanian exaltation of person combined with a vocational fervor that has left its mark on American poetry forever. Gooch has given us an essential guide to understanding O'Hara's impact on and participation in mid-century artistic innovation. From the collection of Ken & Ann Mikolowski, founders of Detroit's visionary "Alternative Press," publishers & friends of many "Beat Generation/Black Mountain/New York School" authors. Book in very fine condition, with only leftover spots from publisher's glue on recto of rear board. Dust-jacket in very fine condition with only slightest evidence of shelf-wear at front, back covers; rubbing and a few small, scattered scuffs at rear wrapper nearest leftmost fine-edge. Very Fine / Very fine. [Item #2930]

Price: $40.00